13 Oct '11, 6pm

PoP Founder @adambraun is featured on #edunpioneers this week! 10% of sales of his featured shirt will go to PoP!

PoP Founder @adambraun is featured on #edunpioneers this week! 10% of sales of his featured shirt will go to PoP!

Affable, unassuming and warmly intelligent, Adam Braun has something of an American everyman quality to him. Not that there is anything average about the 27-year-old adventurer-entrepreneur. Braun runs Pencils of Promise, a non-profit organization that builds schools in the developing world. To date, Pencils of Promise has built 41 schools in Laos, Nicaragua, and Guatemala, and raised over $3 million. From his earliest years growing up in Connecticut, it had always been a small world — two of Braun’s brothers were adopted from Mozambique. During his time as a student in Brown however, his global perspective widened when he began traveling in earnest. It was in the midst of one these trips that Pencils of Promise was born. During a stay in India, he asked a small boy what he wanted most in the world. The child’s response? “A pencil.” “I expected to hear an answer like a Pla...

Full article: http://edun.com/pioneers

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